Hope to tell you more about it in a few days.
I thought I had just missed out on that!
When I last looked a few days ago, I saw that the 245 mm western deba was sold out (and had been put up for sale on March 15th). And I didn't see the 275 mm.
Now, my world is topsy-turvy. More Hiromotos! Koki and Futoshi Nagao must be unearthing these as the factory is being dismantled and ransacked! And they must be posting them on Japanesechefsknife.com as each is hand-carried to Koki.
Since opening this thread a few minutes ago, I've just bought one of the 275 mm western debas. I just couldn't resist!
Now, if I can just explain it (after the fact) to the family banker.....
Once you tame sk4 stinky smell (about 10 times mustard forced patina and 1 year of use) it's a superb steel. Not even comparable to G3.
Sorry but sk4 is a different steel.
Not my experience. To each his own.